Modern Foreign Languages

The Language Angels scheme

Vision for Modern Foreign Languages

At Dove Bank, we believe that learning a language prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly carried out in languages other than English.

The learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for the pupils, where they develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning.

They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how the language works and explore differences and similarities between the target language and English.

Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world, and introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others.

As pupils begin to understand and appreciate different cultures, people and communities, they too begin to think of themselves as citizens of the world as well as of the United Kingdom.

Moreover, the learning of a language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects. 

What’s New?

Dove Bank Primary School intends to use the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes.

All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning – the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2. 

Subject Leader Biography

Hello, my name is Mrs Fletcher and I have the pleasure of leading Modern Foreign Languages here at Dove Bank.

We have chosen French as our focus language, which is a language that is very important to me and we go on our family holidays to France every summer. 

I am really excited to introduce our new scheme and I hope that the children will develop a love for the language and the country. 

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Subject priorities

To support pupils to develop and demonstrate progress in the 5 key language skills necessary for learning French: 

  • Speaking 
  • Listening 
  • Reading 
  • Writing 
  • Grammar 

 We aim to ensure that pupils of all abilities develop solid foundations in these key language learning skills – properly preparing them for the next stage of their language learning journey. 

 Staff CPD – to provide staff at Dove Bank with a high-quality scheme to support the teaching and learning of French across the school. 

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